The focus of Title I schools is to help students achieve proficiency on core standards, closing academic gaps that may exist. These efforts include providing targeted supports to at-risk students, building teachers' capacity through professional development, and strengthening parents' abilities in helping their children succeed.
An Introduction to Title I
- Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
- For other annual Title I parent information, Granite School District's parent engagement policy, a summary of Granite School District's Annual Title I Parent Meeting, and other information, please visit the Granite School District Title I website.
Parent Compact, Policy & Rights to Know
- Parent-School Learning Compact
- School Parent Engagement Policy
- Parents' Right to Know (opens the District's Title I website)
Other School Information
Parent-School Learning Compact
A School-Parent Compact is a written commitment that outlines how the entire school community (teachers, families, and students) will share the responsibility for improved academic achievement.
What West Lake will do:
- Attendance: The teacher will mark daily attendance in Focus. The administrator will notify the parent when the student is absent.
- Homework: The teacher will provide timely feedback when there is homework and other formative assessments. The administrator will provide progress reports coinciding with end of grading periods.
- Behavior: The teacher will establish, post, and enforce clear classroom expectations. The administrator will support classroom expectations through a schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
- Engagement: The teacher and administrator will engage in a regular, two-way meaningful communication with parents and family members, including hosting a minimum of two parent conferences per academic school year.
- Grade Tracking: The teacher will update Focus (the Gradebook System) consistently and the Mastery Trackers. The administrator will support students’ and parents’ ability to track grades.
- Academic Integrity: The teacher will explicitly review with the students the concept of academic integrity, and what constitutes cheating, plagiarism, and appropriate collaboration. The administrator will support academic integrity in the school by reinforcing this behavior through Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
What parents will do:
- Attendance: Ensure that the student attends at least 90% of school days.
- Curriculum: Be familiar with due dates, supporting students in their completion.
- Homework: Provide a distraction-free environment to the student for homework.
- Student Behavior: The parent will be familiar with and support classroom expectations.
- Engagement: The parent will attend parent conferences and other academic school events.
- Assistance: The parent will contact school officials with questions or concerns.
- Grades: Track student’s grades, assignments, and attendance at least weekly.
- Integrity: Review with student the concept of academic integrity, and what constitutes cheating, plagiarism, and appropriate collaboration.
Parent Engagement Policy
West Lake STEM regards parental and family engagement as vital to the academic success of students in each school. Parents are the initial teachers of their children and serve as partners with the district in helping their children achieve academic success.
West Lake STEM will involve parents in the process of school review and improvement, including: sharing achievement data with parents, inviting input from parents regarding LEA and school academic goals, discussing scientifically-based research instructional practices, and giving direction in securing research-based curriculum materials that align with goals.
West Lake STEM will provide coordination and technical assistance to promote quality parent and family engagement activities. Current initiatives include Academic Parent Teacher Teams implemented during parent-teacher conference evenings, proficiency-based learning, home visits, and Community Center programs.
West Lake STEM commits to the following:
- West Lake will send a weekly individualized email to every parent and student that includes the student’s current grades in each class and a message from each of the student’s five teachers.
- West Lake will create a weekly parent bulletin with important dates and activities sent to all parents and students.
- West Lake will create a 10-minute news broadcast video distributed via YouTube that highlights recent success as well as upcoming activities.
- West Lake will make regular posts to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to inform and empower all parents about what is happening at school.
- West Lake will sponsor teachers making home visits to discuss with parents and students the hopes and dreams they share for the student’s education and life.
- West Lake will maintain a student and parent mastery tracker spreadsheet that can be checked at any time for families to be kept apprised of current levels of proficiency-based learning.
- West Lake will make available a Chromebook and an internet hotspot for every family who wants to check out this technology for home use during the school year.
In addition, West Lake STEM will adhere to all conditions of the Elementary and Secondary School Act as specified in the parent and family engagement expectations including but not limited to: conducting an annual meeting to share with parents Title I information, developing and sharing with parents the school-parent compact, informing parents about the parent information and resource centers, such as the Utah Family Center located at the Granite Education Center.Back to Index
School Annual Title I Meeting
Parent input is valued. Each year, a parent meeting is held where our school solicits input in the planning and implementation of school parent engagement activities.
- Date: September 20th, 2023
- Time: 5:30 PM
- Where: Granger High School
- Answered the following questions:
- What is Title I?
- How does our school use Title I funds?
- What services do students receive?
- What curricula, and assessments are used?
- What is a Parent and Family Engagement Policy?
- What is a School-Parent Compact?
- What are my rights as a parent?
- How can I be involved?
- Whom can I contact for more information?
- Google Slide Presentation
- Answered the following questions:
School Title I Goals
Each year, our school conducts a needs assessment, reviews student performance data, and solicits input from various stakeholders in order to develop a meaningful Title I Plan. This plan is data-driven, evidence-based, and responsive to findings from data reviews, needs assessment findings, and stakeholder input. The school comprehensive Title I plan articulates how evidence-based strategies, action steps and milestones will support the goals listed below.
Goal 1: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, West Lake STEM will increase proficiency rates by 2% on RISE testing in Math, ELA, and Science.
Goal 2: By the EOY Growth Measure Reading Assessment, 30% of students will be on or above grade level in reading as measured on the HMH.
Goal 3: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, West Lake STEM will increase the overall WIDA test score by 2% (the average score from Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking).
Social Skills & Dispositions Goal:
By the Spring Panorama Survey, West Lake STEM will increase the Self-Efficacy percent by 2% (from 42% to 44%) so that students believe they can succeed in achieving academic outcomes.
Talent Development Goal:
By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, 80% of teachers will accomplish their identified PG&E goal based on their self-assessment.
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As of the 2022-2023 school year West Lake STEM Jr. High has exited its CSI sanctioned status. No sanctions apply at this time.Back to Index